About Us

Sport Fishing in Hawaii since 1950, established over 50 years ago by John and Ed DeRego, fishing aboard the boat Stella Maris (Star of the Sea). Over the years, several boats have been retired and replaced by our current “fleet” of four boats; the one and only Maggie Joe, everybody’s favorite Sea Hawk, fast and fancy, and our newest Oahu addition Ruckus, are all now available for charter on Oahu! We have also recently added a beautiful vessel, Ku’uipo, available for charters in Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Oahu Deep Sea Fishing has the vessels, equipment, and expertise to provide you with the best chance of catching your dream fish. Our boats are air conditioned, well cared for, and maintained to provide you comfort during your trip. We have top of the line Shimano and Penn International reels to help you catch the fish of a lifetime. We also have high end fish finders and electronics on all of our boats. We also provide you with Captains with years of experience in fishing the Hawaiian waters. They know the best spots and tricks to secure your best chance.


Maggie Joe:  53′ custom built sportfishing yacht, truly one of a kind.  Designed by Hawaiian fisherman for Hawaiian waters. She is the only sportfishing yacht the state of Hawaii certified to take a party of more than 6 people.

Sea Hawk: 40′ Tollycraft built in Kelso Washington. The boat was completely remodeled in 2001 with new Ct 3116 diesels. Sea Hawk is also air conditioned. In 2008 we replaced the engines and Sea Hawk will cruise comfortably at 16 knots and top off at 22 knots. She has a large Release fighting chair. Her fishing gear starts at 20lb test equipment and goes to 130 lb test gear. Sea Hawk is also equipped with Penn and Shimano gear.

Ruckus: is a 38′ Bertram. We completely rebuilt the boat and finished in 2005. The Ruckus has been re-powered with 3116 Cats. Ruckus is also air conditioned. Her gear is also Penn and Shimano and has everything from 20 lb test to 130 lb test gear.

Ku’uipo: 38′ Custom Phoenix Sportfisher designed for Sport Fishing in Hawaiian waters she has twin Caterpillar Diesels 435 hp. Has a top speed of 30 knots. She is equipped with a fully air-conditioned cabin full galley with and microwave, refrigerator, large flybridge that can accommodate 6 people. Also with a spacious back deck with chill box for easy access to your favorite beverage.



Captain Dallas Bock has been fishing in Hawaii for just over 8 years.  He has his 100 ton captains license. He has spent time fishing around all the Hawaiian Islands.  He has been with us for 2 years and we are not letting him go anytime soon.  His biggest fish with us is a 619 lb Blue Marlin.  He is always looking to top that, it could be with you.

Captain Darryl Chow has been fishing with Michael for over 20 years. He has been fishing throughout the Hawaiian Islands during this time. He is also a fishing guide during the summer months in Southeast Alaska for Salmon and Halibut. His best day was with Michael returning home from fishing a tournament in Kona, they caught a total of 3 Blue Marlin, 167 Mahi-Mahi, 12 Wahoo, Aku and Shibi too. Truly a “once in a lifetime” day of fishing.

Captain Mike DeRego was born and raised on Oahu. He is a third-generation fisherman in Hawaii and started by crewing for his dad Capt. John at the age of 12. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii with a degree in marketing. He has held a master 100-ton Captain’s license for over 40 years.

Captain Mike has multiple tournament winnings including the Lahaina jackpot, the Aloha jackpot, and Wahine tournament in Kona, Lahaina, and Honolulu. He also serves as the race safety coordinator for the annual world-renowned Women’s and Men’s 42-mile canoe race from Molokai to Oahu.

Captain Kevin Hiney, is a licensed master 100-ton Captain as well as a husband and father of two boys. Kevin has been fishing in Hawaii since 1993. He is proud to have made a living from the sea his entire life. In addition to his passion for fishing, Captain Hiney is also an avid hunter. Guests aboard his vessel will see that he enjoys sharing his experiences and showing clientele a positive and memorable adventure fishing off Kona waters, whether it is their first time fishing or have fished before.